[act-ma] 3/27 The Farmers' Movement and Bhagat Singh, March 27th, 10am EST/7:30pm IST
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Wed Mar 24 04:27:24 PDT 2021
The Boston South Asian Coalition writes
Join us for an online event on March 27th (Saturday) at 10 AM EST/7:30
Prof. Chaman Lal will talk about the revolutionary views of Bhagat Singh
as relevant in the context of the contemporary farmers' movement. March
23rd is commemorated as Martyrs' day as three revolutionaries (Bhagat
Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev) fighting for South Asia's independence were
executed in 1931 by the colonial British government. The ensuing
movement threw out the British from the sub-continent. The recent rise
of the farmers' movement in India has shaken the Bhartiya Janata Party
(BJP) government. The farmers' movement has now spread to most parts of
India with the kisan (farmers) holding maha-panchayats (large
inter-village meetings) all over the country. The movement that started
as a protest against the three pro-corporate farms laws, which would
destroy small and medium farmers and lead to massive unemployment of
agricultural workers, has spread all over India with strong support from
the South Asian diaspora. The farmers' movement is building into one of
the largest movements in the world.
Chaman Lal is Professor (Retired) and former Chairperson of Centre of
Indian Languages at Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi (India), is EX
Dean, Faculty of Languages, Panjab University Chandigarh. Presently he
is Honorary Advisor to Bhagat Singh Archives and Resource Centre, Delhi
Archives, Govt. of NCT Delhi. He has sixty plus
authored/edited/translated books to his credit in Hindi, Punjabi and
English languages, including ‘Understanding Bhagat Singh’ and The Bhagat
Singh Reader and Bhagat Singh: Sampuran Lekhan in four volumes.
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